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February 01, 2019, 03:56:03 PM
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@JackG re:accorders. I still like the concept, and now that I have regained the use of Audacity, it could be restarted. I've even got an unused VPS hosting plan for it. The revision of the software licensing fees put me off its implementation. Given the current flux in Bitcoin Talk, I don't feel that I want to commit to a monthly fee for the project. I'll see if I can create a halfway solution through FtT.  I've got quite interested in Forex scalping, especially with Bitcoin, so there might be a bit of a delay in my introducing these enhancements.

Could you not use something like Skype or Telegram to do something like this for free? As I understand it it was essentially voice calling you were going for?

Did you not have an open source system, I have an unused computer if you wanted to try and do something with my free electricity (however, I don't think I can use tor or get a fixed static IP so it might be something to give up on Grin). I could potentially get into the server and change something in the routing table however I don't really want to since it's not mine...

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February 01, 2019, 04:43:27 PM
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I had a teamspeak server, and that had a free licence. They have changed the licensing though, and it wasn't worth spending the monthly rental. I could use a discord channel, and I might explore that.

What is this old tool?  -  Click here to visit Fit to Talk

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February 01, 2019, 04:48:19 PM
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If you revive the Ubuntu thread, I can help you with that as well. What is holding you back? Are you set on Ubuntu or still considering alternatives?


Thanks for the offer. My main problem is not wanting to cope with the disruption in switching my main operation from Windows to Linux.I use Ubuntu on the Netbook, and have done so for many months. I ran a Bitcoin node on it, and recently set up a Dash node, but I' still a bit undecided about Dash. I've been looking for alternative software in preparation for the move, and texting some of it. For example, I've used Irfanview for years, but there isn't a Linux version. I've found an alternative, and I'm comfortable with it. Many other utilities such as Audacity and Brackets have Linux variants, so I don't expect problems with them.

I decided on Ubuntu Studio because of the content producing software that is included in the installation package. Having most of the packages that I use installed automatically should be a great help in the switch. I planned to remove the HDD from the notebook, and replace it with the SSD. I can then do a clean install of Ubuntu. The Widows HDD can go into a case for connection via USB. This should let me access any files that I need. Does this sound like a good plan?

Sure, you can keep the slow HDD for bulk data later as well. Just remember mechanical drives don't like sudden impacts, so be extra careful.

Before I switched to Linux completely in 2007, I used to use Irfanview as well, but mainly for viewing pictures and not transforming. The traditional tool for that in a Linux GUI is Gimp, but I admit that might be a bit overkill for simple changes.

According to AlternativeTo, and Askubuntu; among the programs to try are:


The last one is not open source and can't be used legally in a company without a purchased license.

I have been lazy enough to neglect searching for a decent image viewer. My little photography organizing is done with Shotwell, which along with Ristretto are perhaps not the best choices... I'm going to test out Nomacs which looks really good, gThumb i used it a long time ago but i guess its much better now. For KDE/QT desktops there is also Gwenview.


Finally as a last resort, nothing stops you from running Irfanview with wine.




As for running nodes, Linux is home for Bitcoin and other altcoin server/node/wallet software. Not sure i would do that in a laptop/netbook tho, it will use more battery and bandwidth. You could, setup a full node in a normal PC, setup a Lightning Node and an Electrum Server, and use Electrum in your laptop configured to use your own server. You can link both using Tor, WireGuard, etc. The possibilities are endless...

Linux puts the fun back into computers, a fun that was run dry by certain companies I'm not going to bother mentioning. But if you happened to use personal computers before those companies dominated the market, you can probably understand what this really means.

For anyone else reading this, consider giving Linux a try. Start here.


I had a teamspeak server, and that had a free licence. They have changed the licensing though, and it wasn't worth spending the monthly rental. I could use a discord channel, and I might explore that.

Also take a look at Mumble, its free open source, and its voice quality is unmatched.

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February 06, 2019, 03:25:46 PM
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The Fit to Talk English project seem to be getting some consistent traffic, and I try to add a thread most days. Unfortunately it seems to have been abandoned by Bitcoin Talk members, and I think this is a bit sad, as the project was created to help foreign language members improve their posting.

I'm undecided as to whether I should open the site to more general membership, or if I should add some advertising, and use it as a minor revenue source. Of course it is still open for Bitcoin Talk members who want help to create English language posts to submit here.

What is this old tool?  -  Click here to visit Fit to Talk

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February 06, 2019, 04:35:16 PM
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I'm logging there from time to time, but I'm mostly reading.
The projects I'm working on IRL take most of my time so hopefully when they are finished, I'll have more free time for the fun part Smiley
I like the forum, so hoping that you'll find solution to keep it open and operational til I return Wink

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February 06, 2019, 08:28:10 PM
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The project isn't a problem, or even too demanding at a basic level. The real problem was the spammers attempting to join, and posting rubbish spammy content. That's why I had to complicate the signup process. I do add a few threads every now and again, but I don't get much encouragement. A few answers or comments would be handy, and would give me an idea of the topics people want to see.

I'll probably start adding audio files as well in the not too distant future.

What is this old tool?  -  Click here to visit Fit to Talk

I've added some more Bitcoin music to Bitcoin Tunes
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